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North Pole Dinner Party
North Pole Dinner Party

On June 29th, 2008, Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole to create ritualistic installations addressing global climate change and the melting polar caps.  One of Cortada's performances included a ritual where he fed his fellow travelers pieces of ice collected at the North Pole, thereby integrating the North Pole into their very being. 

 

Above: North Pole Dinner Party (Miami Performance, 2008) 
 


On December 3rd, 2008, North Pole Dinner Party participants ingested ice made with water Cortada brought from this trip.  This North Pole dinner took place in Miami on ceramic plates the artist made using the melted polar ice.


Artist:
Xavier Cortada

Title of Artwork: 
Ice Plate, North Pole Dinner Party (Miami) 

Medium: 
Sea Ice from the Geographic North Pole, pigment and glaze on ceramic plate

Year:
2008


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FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.







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Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Pole and South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He’s been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Holland, Hawaii, New HampshireLatvia and Taiwan. Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.


 

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